Journal History

2013 The inaugural issue was released. Systems was published as a quarterly journal.
2016

Systems was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Systems sponsored the 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS2016).

2017 Systems sponsored the 61st Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS2017).
2018

Systems announced the first edition of the Travel Awards.

Systems sponsored the First Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems in Binghamton, NY, USA.

Systems sponsored the 62nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS2018).

The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) became affiliated with Systems, and its members received a discount on the journal’s article processing charges.

2019

Systems sponsored the Second Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems.

Systems sponsored the 63nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS2019).

2020

Systems was indexed in Scopus (Elsevier).

Systems established the following sections:
-Systems Theory and Methodology; 
-Systems Practice in Natural Science; 
-Systems Practice in Social Science; 
-Systems Design; 
-Systems Engineering;
-Systems Practice in Engineering; 
-Project Management; 
-Supply Chain Management; 
-Complex Systems;
-Cybernetics.

2021

Systems received its first CiteScore (2020) of 0.6, ranked 105/125 in "Decision Sciences: Information Systems and Management"; 228/260 in "Engineering: Control and Systems Engineering"; 298/334 in "Computer Science: Computer Networks and Communications"; 266/290 in "Mathematics: Modeling and Simulation"; 359/389 in "Computer Science: Software".

Systems was indexed in Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).

2022

Systems adopted a bimonthly publication schedule.

Systems received its new CiteScore (2021) of 4.3, ranked 79/303 in "Mathematics: Modeling and Simulation"; 38/132 in "Decision Sciences: Information Systems and Management"; 92/270 in "Engineering: Control and Systems Engineering"; 125/359 in "Computer Science: Computer Networks and Communications"; 169/398 in "Computer Science: Software".

Systems received its first Impact Factor (2.895).

Systems published its 500th papers.

Editor-in-Chief

2013–2015 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Thomas Van Huynh
2016–2021 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ockie Bosch
2021–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. William T. Scherer
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